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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one band or three, 4 Mar 2002
This review is from: Recordings (Audio CD)
A variety of musical canvases ranging from simple guitar and voice, through to nearly fifteen minutes of prog rock anthem make this an album that is hard to classify. This is currently one of my most played albums, and looks likely to stay that way for some time.


Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Offered by westworld-
Price: £19.98

5 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing recording quality, 7 Aug 2001
Such a shame that this album is let down by such poor recording quality. Even this re-mastered version is poor. Not a reflection on the material being performed, just the production method.
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Time Out/Time Further Out/Time in
Time Out/Time Further Out/Time in
Offered by dutchtoni
Price: £49.74

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 good, 1 mediocre, 21 July 2001
Time out is a classic, Time further out also has some wonderful tracks, of which 'unsquare dance' is a favourite of mine. Time in - oh dear, very weak in comparison.


The Colour of Spring [Vinyl LP]
The Colour of Spring [Vinyl LP]

5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing - & one of the best recorded albums ever, 3 July 2001
An intriguing, pop turns avant-garde outing from Talk Talk. Great effort has been taken to create a fairly sparse texture of a handful of quirky, and beautifully crafted instrumental lines, supporting simple vocals. The drums are gripping and there is effective use of children's choirs, and melancholy solo trumpets. Am I putting you off with talk of choirs and quirkiness ? - please don't be, because this is a wonderful album, one to put on loud in the early evening and savour to the last.
An added bonus is that this particular album regularly appears on audiophile lists of their best recorded albums ever. Put it on a good turntable (or good CD player now that it has been re-mastered & reissued on CD as well), give it amplification with punch and dynamics, and it will absolutely enthral - transients are whipcrack, detail and soundstaging are there in bucketloads. Buy this, then buy spirit of eden, & work back to it's my life for something more recognisably commercial. It's all wonderful music.


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